Ahmed Belkhodja

Ahmed Belkhodja is a Swiss architect, a studio critic at HEAD – Genève, and the co-founder of FALA Atelier, a Porto-based architecture office that advocates for a resolutely optimistic architecture. FALA Atelier has garnered recognition through numerous prizes, publications, and exhibitions in Portugal and internationally.

Belkhodja studied at EPF Lausanne, CTH Gothenburg, ETH Zurich, and ETH’s Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. In addition to his academic training, he collaborated with Harry Gugger Studio in Basel, Obra Architects in New York, and Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo.

In 2014, he founded FALA Atelier in Porto with Ana Luisa Soares and Filipe Magalhães. In 2020, FALA received the Spotlight Award at Rice University in Houston, and Domus magazine ranked FALA among the fifty best architectural firms in the world. FALA’s work has been exhibited in international venues and institutions, including the Portuguese Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, the Chicago Biennale of Architecture, and in a solo exhibition at Casa da Cerca in Lisbon. Recently, the magazines 2G/Walther Koenig and A+U have published extensive monographs on the atelier’s work.

Belkhodja has taught at several institutions in Europe, including IUAV in Venice and the Royal College of Art in London. He has presented FALA’s work in multiple conferences and has been a guest critic at KTH Stockholm, IIT Chicago, and ETH Zurich.

Studio Critic